Monitoring is usually a good candidate to involve third-party companies. It requires a fair amount of redundancy in the systems in order to keep the monitoring active, which is primordial in order to ensure that we are not blind to what is happening in our system.
Another positive aspect of using third-party apps for monitoring is the fact that they don't live in the same data center, and if they do (usually AWS), their redundancy is enough to ensure stability.
In this section, we are going to take a look at three tools in particular:
That doesn't mean that they are the best or the only tools in the market. There are other interesting alternatives (for example, New Relic instead of AppDynamics) that are worth exploring, but in this case, we are going to focus on Stackdriver, the monitoring solution for Google Cloud Platform, due to a number of factors:
- It integrates very well with Google Cloud Platform
- It has a very interesting free tier...